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Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
was bring it to the floor. they wouldn't even let us do that. they wouldn't allow the courage to have a vote on this. >> reporter: gray rights groups saw this as the last chance before the election to over turn the 17-year-old law. >> it ought to go. it's unamerican and in consistent with our values of opportunity. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans. >> looking at a bleak elect oral situation, we are going to jam this through. >> reporter: president barack obama's pick to lead the marine corp didn't help. general james amos said he didn't think congress should lift the ban, however the white house remains optimistic. >> the president continues to urge congress to act. i don't think this is the end. >> reporter: under the proposed legislation, the repeal would not have taken effect until the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chief of staff signed off but one republican senator called that process phony since the two military leaders are on record supporting the president and efforts to lift the ban. >>> one of the president's top economic advisors plans to leave
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegables -- vegetables. >> reporter: you might be thinking what does he know about illegal immigration and migrant farm something not that much. the reason he was invited to testify was because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day and his celebrity status didn't hurt. >> and after working with them, picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side-by-side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> reporter: there were a few half smiles and a couple of chuckles from the house members and some even appeared uncomfortable with his remarks. >> i would like to recommend that now that we have all of this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i am happy to do so. >> reporter: he stayed and answered several questions af
FOX
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
will be much, much faster, the results come in in part because of the poll workers had an opportunity to use the new equipment. again, this is the first time they used it and this is going to speed things up now that they have experience and he told us that 22,000 people voted in that early-voting process in the district. he said the busiest voting location for early voting was chevy chase; how far, they did not count those votes until last night. they wanted to make sure that no totals leaked out in advance of last night's election results. brian? >> beth parker is live tonight. >>> as you heard from his tone, vincent gray is on the way to becoming the district's next mayor and won the nomination defeating fenty by 53 to a 45% margin. gray is filling out his legion of the future. fox 5s karen gray houston is here now. karen? >> reporter: vince gray held a news conference outside of the hotel where he held his victory party last night. he said he would like to see a more uniteed city and wants to hear from residents about what they want. >> we're here for you. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >
FOX
Sep 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. here's how it all started. the two candidatessed to us yesterday they have been wronged because the controversial ball lot said it had been authorized by citizens for change and a man named charles somers. the problem is that the candidates say neither really exist. when we talked to him, muse said he saw jerry mathis handing out the ballots. so we tracked him down today to get his side of the story. you were handing them out. >> absolutely. my people were handing them out. other people were handing them out. >> reporter: did you put this together? >> i did not put it out. there does exist a citizens for change and they are absolutely citizens. they exercise their constitutional right to put out a ballot. the first amendment right. i helped them to understand the political system. >> reporter: is charles somers the treasurer a real person. >> he is a real live, smart, very astute citizen who wants to see change. >> reporter: now do you know how we can find him? >> i have been in contact with charles and i have decided to come out on his behalf at this point because my name an my
FOX
Sep 17, 2010 6:00pm EDT
their will for 4 hours by an estranged man. paul wagner joins us live in the newsroom with their story. >> reporter: brooip, jim and christopher knew pretty quickly they were dealing with a deeply troubled man. the things he was saying were off the wall. on their own, the men decided to lie in hopes james lee would buy their stories. they didn't want him to know what they really did for discovery. >> you know, i almost called. >> reporter: jim mcnulty says he wasn't a hostage long before realizing if he was going to live, he had to come up with a story. >> the last thing i need to tell him is that i'm a producer. so i thought i'd come up with something innocuous to make myself just kind of fade into the background that i wasn't important. >> reporter: christopher wood did the same thing. >> i didn't want him to know what i did or how i affected communications so i i was an ad man and he asked me what that was and i said i file papers. >> i have a bomb. >> reporter: police made contact. >> he made the guard put it on speaker so we heard every word from both sides of the negotiator and lee. >> report
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
would hurt the military. bob barnard joins us with more. >> president barack obama and defense secretary robert gates have said they want to end "don't ask, don't tell." it's a controversial policy now headed to the u.s. senate to settle. >> since passed by congress in 1993, "don't ask, don't tell" has allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the military but not openly. in may, the house of representatives voted to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." now it's the u.s. senate's turns. >> let me be frank. introducing sexual tension and conduct into our barracks will be a distraction from the very business of the military and that is protecting us from our enemies. >> reporter: antigay groups and some military chaplins say they want the law left as is. >> what's at stake here is that chaplins who hold to a traditional view of morality and the teaching of scripture could eventually be precluded from joining as a chaplin because that view is in contrast with the military's stated policy. >> reporter: the pentagon is in the middle of an in-house survey to see whether allowing gays to serve openly wo
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm EDT
and they're not saying what gang he allegedly belonged to and the gun used was a pass around gun that was used in another shooting earlier in the evening. >>> and back to virginia. a prince william school employee is facing assault charges. ort on bond accused of strike her 8-year-old daughter on the back with a belt. the police responded to her elementary school after the teacher reported the abuse and d.c.'s next mayor sat down for a meeting with michelle rhee. and rhe, was a stalking supporter. gray said that this meeting was more of a philosophical one and said it was not a decision- making meeting but called it productive. >> we will have those conversations in a later discussion and we did not talk about chancellor rhee staying or going, we talked about the state of education in the city. >> and rhee declined repeated requests to comments and they will sit down the next few weeks for another meeting and no personnel decisions will be announceed until after the election. >>> and coming up next, another change on the way to the white house. details on that still ahead. >>> an
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the investigation is ongoing and tell us about the number of passengers that you transported and what condition they are? >> we transported a total of 12 patients, two were priority one, critical, life-threatening injuries and two were priority 2, critical, non-life threatening injuries and eight, priority three patients with injuries that required treatment and transport, that sort of thing. >> okay, if i can switch you out with vito, the videographer that works with some of the fire departments and happened to be near the scene and doing some video graphy for montgomery county fire and ems and you were on the scene and you're going to join us as a witness and explain who you were seeing. these were a lot of kids, right? >> reporter: there were a large number that were being triaged and treated for their injuries and moving to ambulances. there were adults consoling them and keeping them calm. >> and how old would you say the kids are? >> i would say probably 7, 8 years old. 7 to 10. it was hard to gauge. i didn't want to get too close to the activity and the medical work that was taking place
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
is wrong. it's possibly time for us in a new way to actually stand up and confront terrorism. >> reporter: talk of burning talks of the koran on u.s. soil united passionate protest on the streets of the middle east. imam nassim who resides at the mosque in silver spring said unless pastor jones is stopped, the radical muslims he rails against will, again, target the u.s. with hate-filled violence. >> in other countries, people don't say this is a small group in florida. they say in america our holy book is being burned, so they will be employing more suicide bombers to come and hurt the united states interests. so, it's a very small group but the perception given outside will be big and it's very, very dangerous. >> reporter: at a meeting with the area's interfaith leaders in washington yesterday, u.s. attorney general eric holder called pastor jones' plans idiotic and dangerous and u.s. officials seem at a loss to do anything to stop it, citing the pastor's 1st amendment rights, brian. >>> the news edge on the d.c. mayoral race and forget everything you heard on the huge 17-point lead. a
FOX
Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. the judge ruled that that report cannot be used when this case goes to trial. >> reporter: this man has pleaded not guilty to killing and raping chandra levy in the summer 2001. but he was convicted of attacking two female joggers that same year, and he talked about it to a d.c. police detective. prost cute stores wanted that information used at trial, but judge gerald fisher crated other cases, saying presentence reports are supposed to be confidential documents to help judges make decisions about sentencing. the judge did say he will allow confessions he made to police about levy. testimony from a spanish- speaking officer convinced the judge that the defendant who does not speak english well, had been read his miranda rights in spanish. as for the stories that he told, government attorney amanda hanes acknowledged that they are fantastical and inconsistent, but she says when he talks about them he never talks about stripping naked and says he was drinking and couldn't help himself. chandra levy's mother wants to be present here, even if she is doled as a witness the judge told her la
FOX
Sep 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. but as dwayne shows us right here, that station is still open and it's still a little bit difficult to get to at this hour. >> paul wagner reporting live tonight. >>> for most of us, this is an unbelievable crime, adding horror to heartbreak for family and friends. the community leaders were worried that this would happen. roby chavez is live with more on the link between the two rival gangs and 21-year-old ashley mccray. robbie? >> reporter: ashley mccray knew a lot of people and today, the church was packed. several hundred inside the church and another hundred or so gathered outside of the church and she knew members of the two rival gangs. community activists and police came here because they were afraid that putting the two groups together would lead lead to violence and today, someone brought a gun to a funeral. >> two secs you heard gun shots go off and everybody responded back into the church and scattered everywhere. >> reporter: 21-year-old ashley mccray's funeral was wrapping up and that crowd gathered for one last goodbye as the casket was p
FOX
Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to the -- to promote traditional kickboxing. both of these guys are in the 60s and used to be professional six booker -- kickboxers. kickboxing has a long history in thailand and abrought. blam abroad. mayor -- mayor fenty facing down accusations of being aloof and out of touch. trying to change that, the reputation in the final hours before elect day, but do his words match his actions? fenty spent hours by himself running a triathalon yesterday while vincent gray pressed the flesh in church and he showed up over an hour late whole promising a more engage response of administration and tomorrow, it will be up to the people to decide if mayor fenty is a changed man. >>> all right. yeah. go redskins. mayor fenty is a politician with a political problem. image. in the bizarre position before election day of using his substance to defend his style. >> there was not one time when we were making the decisions around consolidating schools or laying off employees or changing the taxi cabs from zones to meters that we thought we were going to be able to maintain t
FOX
Sep 16, 2010 6:00pm EDT
and they've been strong. any more rain for us later tonight or thunder? your forecast is coming up at fox5ne stay with us.  . >>> we are getting alarming new numbers fl the government tonight showing how painful this recession has been. the census bureau reports one in seven americans lives in poverty. more than 43 million people. an increase of about 3 million since 2008. the statistics cover president obama's first year in office when the unemployment rate climbed to 10%. >>> an activist group is suing dc over a tour guide law. they say they have to take a test, pay a fee, and have a special license before charging for tours. two tour guides want to change that, saying it harms their first amendment rights. >> the first amendment protects your right to communicate for a living and that's true whether you're a journalist, a standup comedian. we don't rely on the government who has the right to speak. >> they say the test requires tour guides to read and study six different books before they can get a license. >>> still ahead on news edge exclusive, we're ta
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